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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office has funded hundreds of projects across the country that advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies.


Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Upper Midwest Inter-Tribal Electric Vehicle Charging Community Network 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects Native Sun Community Power Development In progress Nov 2021

States impacted:

  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota

Upper Midwest Inter-Tribal Electric Vehicle Charging Community Network

The objective of the project is to develop, demonstrate, and deploy a replicable program for expanding clean and affordable electrified transportation to underserved communities through electric vehicle (EV) and EV infrastructure deployment, data analysis, education, and outreach that leverages real-world data and lessons learned collected from these communities over the course of the project.

For more information on this project, check the Technology Integration 2022 Annual Report or Annual Merit Review presentation.

Learn more about the 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects.

$6,667,000 award from DOE

$7,202,000 matching funds (cost share)


  • Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition
  • North Dakota Clean Cities
  • American Lung Association
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • ZEF Energy
  • Otter Tail Power
  • Xcel Energy
  • Minnesota Power
  • Standing Rock Renewable Energy Power Authority (SAGE)
  • Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
  • Connexus
  • eFormative Options
  • Windus